EVENTS & NEWS
Friday Night Indoor Music Series — January 20th — 6 pm to 8 pm
This Friday, The Rogue Suspects will be the featured band. They have appeared at just about every major club, festival, and concert venue in the region. Whether opening for legendary James Brown at the Brit Festival, performing as the back-up band for Rock & Roll icon Bo Diddley or appearing in local night sports, the Rogue Suspects are professional, versatile, and exciting!
The food vendor for this Friday will be Butcher & Baker
Mark your calendars for these upcoming performances:
• January 27th — Robbie Dacosta Band
• February 3rd — Danielle Kelley Soul Project
• February 10th — TC & The Reactions
• February 17th— The Rogue Suspects
• February 24th — Colonel Mustard
Wednesday Evening Music Series
Join us on January 25th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the tasting room for our very own Wednesday Evening Music Series featuring Open Mic with Mike Dunn.
Steen & Hallie from Butcher & Baker Catering will be serving up a delicious duo of some of the best soups in the valley.
David Pinsky “Let’s Get to Memphis” Benefit Concert — January 22nd — 3 pm to 6 pm
Join us in the tasting room for a special performance featuring Dave Pinsky and friends. Let’s get Dave Pinsky to Memphis Benefit. Drawings and raffles. Suggested donation $5 or more.
Gypsy Soul Valentine Dinner & Concert
Join us on Saturday, February 11th at the US Hotel Ballroom above The Jacksonville Inn for an evening of romantic and inspiring music. Enjoy a three-course meal prepared by the Jacksonville Inn served with your choice of RoxyAnn red or white wine.
Doors open at 6 pm with dinner served shortly thereafter. The concert begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $80 per person. They can be purchased at the RoxyAnn Tasting Room or online. We are open seven days per week from 12 noon to 7 pm. You may also call us to reserve your ticket(s). Our telephone number is 541.776.2315.
GYPSY SOUL BIO
Gypsy Soul entertains, elevates and inspires passion by creating memorable musical experiences of deep connection.
A cross between Bonnie Raitt, Joan Osborne and Ray LaMontagne, Gypsy Soul’s sound ranges from Americana Soul to Acoustic Rock and Blues. Anchored by singer/lyricist Cilette Swann’s earthy and passionate three and a half octave vocals and composer/arranger Roman Morykit’s multi-instrumental virtuosity, Gypsy Soul excellence and depth leaves their audiences spellbound. They’ve sold out numerous theaters including Triple Door and Musical Instrument Museum.
Thirteen albums and half a million miles later, Gypsy Soul has forged an independent music career that has taken them all over the world, building up a loyal audience who’ve enabled them to sell 1.6 million downloads internationally and 140,000 CDs in the U.S. alone. You may have already heard their music on TV shows and movies such as Providence, Felicity, 90210, Roswell and After Sex that have aired globally. They’ve also received “Critic’s Choice” in over 60 publications nationally. Managing to raise $52,000 from two recent fan funding campaigns to help record and promote their lastest CD True, which was released on March 18, 2016.
Gypsy Soul have had a Top 40 hit at Adult Contemporary radio with “Silent Tears,” and scored in the Top 5 on many other radio charts. In their 15 year professional recording and touring career, they’ve won numerous independent music awards along the way, including the Independent Music Awards, International Acoustic Music Awards, Just Plain Folks and honors at Lilith Fair. All of this has been accomplished on their own with the loyal support of their many fans but without label, management, booking, PR or radio campaigns. They are the truest definition of an Indie Band – all heart and pure blood, sweat and tears.
“I really enjoyed Gypsy Soul’s True. They are a truly unique sound! Cilette takes Hallelujah to a new place.” - AARON NEVILLE
“Cilette Swann’s voice is haunting and Roman Morykit’s musicianship is superb. Their music stirs the soul and moves the spirit.”
— Monica Rizzo, PEOPLE Magazine
“Four stars. ” “…Catchy, folk-based pop/rock songs with inventive arrangements suggested what a second Buckingham Nicks LP might have sounded like if Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks had not joined Fleetwood Mac. “- ALL MUSIC GUIDE
“A gorgeous mix of rich female folk, pop, jazz with touches of bluegrass. This is highly enriched folk that nourishes the dried up gardens of the soul. “ - CD BABY
Winter Wine Club Ships This Week
Uncollected wine ships this week. Additional shipping charges apply.
Out of town? Please click here to contact us if you would like us to hold your wine for up to an additional thirty days.
The Many Colors of Wine
Although we have been color-classifying wine for years: red, white, and rosé, a wine’s color is far more important and far more complex than three simple categories. Observing a wine’s color can be a valuable clue for determining the vintage, asessing the wine’s quality, and (most importantly) kicking butt on a blind tasting challenge.
The Rogue Powerpack Program
Brought to you by the Junior League of Jackson County, the Rogue Powerpack Program provides backpacks filled with nutritious, child-friendly food to selected elementary school children who are receiving free breakfast or lunch at school during the week, but are lacking adequate food at home over the weekend. Backpacks are filled every Friday to ensure they do not go hungry while away from school. Each backpack includes six meals and two snacks with additional meals added on Holiday weekends. Backpacks are returned and reused weekly.
Just $10 provides a hungry child a backpack filled with breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack for each day of the weekend. $250 will sponsor a child for a full year of the Rogue Powerpack Program.
Visit the tasting room or click here to donate online
Want to become a sponsor of The Rogue Powerpack Program? Click here for a Sponsorship Form and become involved today!
Featured Artist — January 2017
Dan Elster is our featured artist this month. Stop by the tasting room to meet Dan on Sunday, January 15th from 2 to 5 pm.
In the beginning, the camera was just a reason to get close to some of the wildlife in suburban Chicago. Taking photos to preserve the memories just seemed to make sense. At first, I just took snapshots. I didn’t understand shutter speeds, apertures, lenses, etc. and really didn’t care.
But something about meeting animals in their habitat and on their terms moved me. Wild animals have a spirit and oftentimes, I could feel it. And it changed me.
So over time, my approach and goals for image-making have changed too. I’m no longer satisfied simply documenting the natural world, I strive to create art. Light, composition, behavior and razor-sharp focus are almost as important to me as capturing the very spirit of the animal itself.
It’s the drama in nature that inspires me. In the wild, every day is a struggle, just to survive. This is the story I aim to tell.
The Cottage at Hillcrest Orchard
This historic little cottage boasts an incredible location for wine tasting and gorgeous views. Located on the grounds of the 250 acre Hillcrest Orchard Estate and RoxyAnn Winery, The Cottage will not disappoint for your next getaway!
Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting or glass of wine at the RoxyAnn Tasting Room.
“This place is a rare find for all the right reasons! Easily one of the coolest Airbnbs that I’ve stayed at. I arrived on a Friday night just in time for the live band and food truck by the tasting room. Barbara provided all the information and made sure everything was taken care of during my short stay. Make sure you get there early to taste some wine (the Malbec was my favorite). The staff are super friendly and the room is filled with witty wine quotes. Will definitely stay here again next time! PS. do NOT leave this place without getting a few bottles of wine =).”
“Terry and Barbara’s cottage was great! We went after harvest and the grounds are still beautiful. The staff in the tasting room was super friendly and even helped explain some of the wines to novice drinkers. We will definitely book this place again for our next journey through the area. Tastefully remodeled and comfortable all around!”
Claret Awarded GOLD Medal from Sunset Magazine
RoxyAnn Winery 2012 Claret was an award winner at Sunset Magazine’s 5th Annual International Wine Competition!
This year, Sunset had over 3,000 entries from the United States and around the world. The judging, held at their new Cornerstone campus on April 25 and 26, was conducted by 50 of the most respected wine experts in the West, led by honorary chairs Joel Peterson, founder and winemaker, Ravenswood; and Sara Schneider, Sunset’s Wine Editor.
It’s Me (you know, the Winemaker Dude) from the winery bunker. Since the Harvest has hit it kind of feels like a bunker. Bright light BAD!
Ok, we have (as of today) brought in all of the white grapes for the 2016! Yea! We still need to ferment them out, but they can no longer go bad in the vineyard. Also in the winery is the 2016 vintage of Pinot Noir. It is fermenting along nicely, thank you, with aromas of wild strawberry, cherries, and a little black raspberry.
Tomorrow we will go out into vineyard in search of the wily grape sample. They are slow so very catchable! No, we’ll take samples from the blocks of the Vineyard that are the closest to being ripe, and through analytical data and tasting decide which will be the next fruit to come into the winery.
This year we will be making another vintage of Founders Reserve (Port), and a “real” vintage of Yumbrusco. We still have the Sherry project aging away gracefully in some barrels from last year, and we’re getting anxious to see how it will turn out. But patience is a virtue, so we will have to wait another. I thought of any other new projects to make everyone miserable this year so we will have to go with these.
So far it looks to be another excellent Vintage and one without any real smoke! Of course now that I said that we won’t be able to see across the parking lot from the smoke tomorrow morning!!
Well, Take care all, and if you come by the Winery and see a group of zombies working in the back, that’s us! But do be careful we might bite! Ha!
RoxyAnn Joins the Bear Creek Trail of Wineries!
One of the most popular wine tasting rooms in East Medford, RoxyAnn Winery is a hotspot for events throughout the entire year as well as a relaxing place to sip some of Southern Oregon’s best wines while enjoying the view of the vineyards along the slopes of RoxyAnn Peak.
Visitors to the Bear Creek Wine Trail will now get to stamp their passports at the historic Hillcrest barn at RoxyAnn Winery.
Southern Oregon — WineEnthusiast’s Top 10 Travel Destinations
We all know the story of Oregon wine no longer begins and ends with Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Southern Oregon has be hailed by WineEnthusiast as one of “The 10 Best Travel Destinations” in the world!
By the way, if you are wondering who is toasting a glass of bubbles in the “Where to Dine” section, it is our very own Steven Addington. It was an incredible evening of amazing food and wine spent with Eric & Julie Weisinger and friends at The Loft in downtown Ashland.
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2016 Winners
From the San Francisco Chronicle, “Congratulations on your awards at the 2016 competition. We are pleased to provide you with a list of your awards winners.”
Southern Oregon Wines Love to Fly FREE!
Extended through 2017, the Oregon Wines Fly Free program allows Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members to check one case of wine at no cost on their return flight departing from one of four Oregon airports, as well as Walla Walla, Washington. As a bonus, inbound visitors can receive complimentary tastings at any participating winery by showing their Alaska Airlines boarding passes within a week of arrival.
Membership in Alaska Airlines’ award-winning Mileage Plan is free and customers can join at www.alaskaair.com.
Jack Day | CEO & Founder
Jack has a keen ability to connect the familial roots of this business with the future of where the wine industry is headed in Southern Oregon. He has a sharp mind paired with a clever wit that makes him someone you easily want to be around. He takes an invested interest in each and every one of his employees and goes above an beyond to pay attention to individual strengths that makes each person unique.